Students and education workers demonstrate in London

Around 1,000 students and workers from higher and further education joined the lively and vocal march on Downing Street last Saturday in protest against the government’s education cuts.

Delegations were present from many institutions including Queen Mary’s, Westminster, University College, King’s College, London Met, City and Islington College, Hackney College, CONEL, London College of Fashion and many others. A large group of staff and students from Sussex University joined the march, after their victory over management last week. Other trade unionists also brought their banners and solidarity to the demonstration, including teachers and civil servants. At a rally outside Downing Street, Kevin Courtney, deputy general secretary-elect for the NUT, and Austin Harney from the PCS spoke alongside one of the reinstate “Sussex 6” student occupiers. A petition was then taken to Downing Street condemning the cuts in higher and further education.

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One Response to Students and education workers demonstrate in London

  1. Video of Saturday’s march:

    Video of the rally speeches:

    Richard Macewan (Tower Hamlets UCU)

    Mark Campbell (UCU NEC, London Met UCU)

    Jim Wolfreys (King’s College UCU)

    Kevin Courtney (NUT Deputy General Secretary)

    Cliff Snaith (London Met UCU, London Region UCU – Secretary)

    Jenny Sutton (CONEL, London Region UCU – Chair FE)

    Sean Vernell (UCU NEC, City & Islington College)

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